Social validation

Belief in yourself is more important than endless worries of what others think of you. Value yourself and others will value you. Validation is best that comes from within. - Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Dreams in a Time of War Social validation is more connected to the influence of other people that lead us to conform... Continue Reading →

The potter and the king

Panchatantra Series Once upon a time, there was a potter who lived in a village with a meager income. One night, he stumbled and fell over some pots in his house. It resulted in a deep cut on his forehead, due to a broken piece of pot. He did not treat his wound as it... Continue Reading →

Are you keeping it on ice?

“Life gives you plenty of time to do whatever you want to do if you stay in the present moment.” — Deepak Chopra How frequently do we do this? Keep postponing the best and most important things we wish in our life! That one vacation, a relationship, a new experience, a hobby, an adventure, so... Continue Reading →

How to get rid of self-doubt?

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”  ― Suzy Kassem Rita wants to enroll for a dance class, she is in her late thirties and thinks whether she can learn dance at this age. Rocky wants to start his venture triggered by his passion and doubts whether he could be successful, feels like continuing in... Continue Reading →

Count your blessings

A quote by Zig Ziglar says, Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for. With awareness, there comes the responsibility of implementation. Are you ready to do so? Let us see... Complaining about the... Continue Reading →

World Environment day

Today is the world environment day, it is a united nation's day to encourage worldwide awareness and actions to protect our environment. The theme for this year is air pollution. However, I would like to discuss water as that also needs our attention and action. I was talking to my friend, about the mountaineering training... Continue Reading →

Keep going

Don't watch the clock; Do what it does. Keep Going. Writer's block Is it a myth or truth? Is it a laziness, or lack of time? Is it an excuse to stretch my mind to get on writing? Or am I stuck with the resistance? Am I the victim of procrastination? I have no idea... Continue Reading →

How to overcome self-criticism

It happens, you may come across the situation like this: You have plenty of tasks in the to-do list. Many things to be completed at work and at home. Planning to take up some activities to improve your fitness and career growth. You want to have some fun and relax. Trying to handle everything and... Continue Reading →

Earth: A little speck in the Cosmos which is our home

How can we describe the wonders of this world? The precision involved in placing the different planets, stars, galaxies at a specific distance, their compositions, the movement patterns of those celestial bodies and their speed of expansion, rotation, and revolutions! We are living in a scientific era. The scientists could calculate the size, distance, speed,... Continue Reading →

The frog king and the snake

Panchatantra Series Image: Amar chitrakatha Gangadatta was the king of frogs who lived in a well. He had his subjects and his relatives were also living in the same well. He did not like some of the relatives and thought they had an eye on his throne. Those frogs used to create many problems to... Continue Reading →

Conversations

Image: pixabay A conversation is so much more than words: a conversation is eyes, smiles, and the silence between words. -Annika Thor I was reading some thoughts on how suffocated people are, with their emotions and how everyone is holding back their vulnerabilities to maintain the social image of a happy person. This made me... Continue Reading →

A peek into the past and future

Photo: Prashanth Hegde This photo is taken at Purana Qila at Delhi. It is a location that is loaded with a history of many centuries and an array of rulers. The fort has seen it all, braved and survived. It is standing neutrally and giving us the options to see and think with an open-mind.... Continue Reading →

A journey towards the encore

- Part of Little things of joy series What do you see in this picture? A bright image with beautiful mandalas overlapping each other? Observe this cheerful picture, try to focus on one mandala. Suddenly other ones start drawing your attention. It could become an overwhelming task to stare at the image for a longer... Continue Reading →

Top view

Early morning, Golden horizon and limitless soft bouncy clouds, gradually they moved away to enlighten us with a different view. There was a little time left for landing in Port Blair, just peeped out of the window. A breathtaking view! Rich green forests with the border of golden sands that laced with the white dashing... Continue Reading →

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